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Palko Forgacz presents this tribute in Budapest on June 26, 1946 at a public gathering to honor Raoul Wallenberg.
Consider a Swiss merchant’s account of how his German colleagues responded to the events of Kristallnacht (Spanish available).
Review a list of anti-Jewish laws, policies, and decrees made in Nazi Germany in 1933.
Explore some of the organizations that sprang up in Poland in the 1920s and 1930s that gave their young members a sense of purpose and belonging.
This list of tips for “the occupied” distributed by a French citizen during World War II provides a window into what it was like to live in a Nazi-occupied country.
Learn about how Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America (1835), viewed democracy, freedom, and religion.
The essence of the Holocaust is depicted in one single incident: the gassing of unsuspecting innocent school children, using an ambulance to lead them to their death.
Learn about Americans' attitudes of fear and distrust toward Jewish refugees from Europe.
This episode of The American Experience considers the role of the United States in the Holocaust and the restrictive immigration policies of the time.
Learn about the concordat that Hitler and the Catholic Church signed in 1933, and the compromises and gains involved for both parties.
Deepen your understanding of the history of antisemitism with this overview of the persecution, violence, and restrictions Jews throughout Europe faced during the Middle Ages.
Consider Ernst Toller, Sigmund Freud, and Arnold Schoenberg’s reactions to the growing antisemitism in Germany in the 1920s.